MarketWatch, China, 9 March 2015 - Every day, two quality-control supervisors monitor four robots tirelessly assembling remote-control devices for home appliances at a Midea Group factory in Foshan, in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong.
WesternAdvocate.com, Australia, 5 March 2015 - Public servants have lodged a complaint with the International Labour Organisation asking it to investigate the NSW government's actions in denying them the right to collectively bargain for wage increases.
The Hindu, India, 27 Feb 2015 - Members of trade unions, including the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), INTUC, CITU, AIUTC, MMS, LPF and the AICCTU, staged a dharna in front of the Collectorate here on Thursday protesting the “anti-labour” policies of the Union government.
Provides a snapshot of recent labour market trends for a number of economies in the Asia-Pacific region, based on official data available as of 6 January 2015, with special coverage on high and rising income inequality trends and labour market policies to foster inclusive growth.
The highlights and new features on this AP-IRNet January newsletter include: ILO's newest report "World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2015", The "Global Wage Report 2014/15", "Rules of the Game: a brief introduction to International Labour Standards"; As well as updated news on industrial relations issues in the region.
Formerly entitled Global Employment Trends, the World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2015 includes a forecast of global unemployment levels and explains the factors behind this trend, including continuing inequality and falling wage shares. It looks at the drivers of the rising middle class in the developing world as well as the risk of social unrest, especially in areas of elevated youth unemployment. The report addresses structural factors shaping the world of work, including an aging population and shifts in the skills sought by employers.
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